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Improving the physical and emotional well being of childbearing families and their infants is a primary goal of the State Perinatal Program (SPP). Breastfeeding with its many known health benefits for infants, children, and mothers, is a key strategy to accomplish this goal. Breastfeeding is a natural and beneficial source of nutrition and provides the healthiest start for an infant. In addition to the nutritional benefits, breastfeeding promotes a unique and emotional connection between mother and baby and helps reduce illness and the risk of SIDS.

Breastfeeding Week 2022National Breastfeeding Month/World Breastfeeding Week

August is National Breastfeeding Month. The 2022 theme for Breastfeeding Month is "Together We Do Great Things!" This theme celebrates the fact that achieving a vision of thriving families and communities is a group effort, and recognizes the individuals and organizations working in service to babies, families, and the healthy practice of breastfeeding. Visit the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee to learn more.

World Breastfeeding Week takes place August 1-7, 2022. This year, the focus is on the those who can help protect, promote, and support breastfeeding across all levels of society. Learn more at World Breastfeeding Week.

Virtual Breastfeeding Classes

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Basic and Beyond Basic classes available
Check fee and sign up

La Leche League of Baldwin County, Alabama
Meets monthly at 7 p.m. CST
Email [email protected] for dates and to register

East Alabama Health
Video of Pre-recorded Breastfeeding Class

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Groups

La Leche League of Baldwin County, Alabama
Mondays, 10 a.m. CST
Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m. CST
Via Zoom (Meeting ID 362 180 5897)

Huntsville Hospital Group
Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. CST
Via Zoom (Meeting ID 754 791 1323)

Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)
Based in Georgia
Mondays 1-3 p.m. EST
Thursdays 6-8 p.m. EST
Virtual Support Group/Baby Cafe

Little Ones Lactation
2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 5 p.m. CST
Sign Up


Support Resources:

Educational Resources:

Mother's Milk Depot Locations

Mother's Milk Depot of Monroe County
2016 S. Alabama Avenue
Monroeville, AL 36460
By appointment only

Infirmary Health
Women's Health Alliance of Mobile
1720 Springhill Ave., Suite 400
Mobile, AL 36604
Mon - Fri
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Southeast Alabama Medical Center
1108 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL 36301
Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cornerstone Family Chiropractic
323 Airport Road, Suite E
Auburn, AL 36830
Mon, Wed, Thurs
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mothers' Milk Bank of Alabama
107 Walter Davis Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

RMC Lactation Services
400 E 10th Street
Anniston, AL 36207
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Connections Breastfeeding: The Baby's Room
801 E. Tennessee Street
Florence, AL 35630
Tues - Fri
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Connections Breastfeeding: A Nurturing Moment
7540 Memorial Pkwy SW, Suite B
Huntsville, AL 35802
Mon - Thur
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Connections Breastfeeding: Madison
(Journey Therapeutic Massage)
1874 Slaughter Road, Suite M
Madison, AL 35758
By Appointment Only

Infant Feeding During Disasters

Did you know that breastfeeding helps babies stay healthy during disasters and every day? During a disaster or an emergency there may be no clean drinking water. Breastfeeding helps protect babies from unclean water, boosts immunity and provides comfort. Learn more from the United State Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families.

Additional Breastfeeding Resources

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Page last updated: March 21, 2023